[nfbmi-talk] Snyder Administration: Day 116 update

Larry Posont president.nfb.mi at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 23:05:21 UTC 2011

Here is some information from the Snyder Administration, in case you are interested.
Larry Posont

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Terri Reid 
To: Larry Posont 
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:11 AM
Subject: Snyder Administration: Day 116 update

April 26, 2011




Today marks Day 116 of the Snyder Administration. Just last week the Governor announced our new director for the Department of Corrections. Jackson County Sheriff Dan Heyns will be joining our team starting June 1. We thank Dick McKeon for his service as our interim director and look forward to working with Dan Heyns.


Governor Snyder also traveled to Cadillac for the first annual Governor’s Breakfast at the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce.  A sold out crowd greeted the Governor (along with some protestors) during his visit up North. Governor Snyder made several other stops on this brief visit to the area. Here are some recent photos – 

As has been reported, a compromise has been reached on the Governor’s tax and budget plan. The tax plan portion should beginning working its way through the Legislature this week. I encourage you to contact your legislator and ask them to support the Governor’s plan. Budget hearings are in full swing and both chambers are still confident that the budget will be done by June 1.


Tomorrow, Governor Snyder will present a special message on education reform. This plan doesn’t reward schools and students for just showing up – it rewards outcomes and performance. This proposal will drive high expectations for an emerging system of schools and educators. We can no longer accept the status quo and allow Michigan students to suffer due to continued inaction. Following Governor Snyder’s remarks, you’ll be able to review the complete proposal online at www.michigan.gov/snyder.   


Below, please find a couple of interesting news reports you may not have seen.


The Toledo Blade: “Snyder shows unexpected political savvy”



The Detroit News: “Wolfram: Enough is as good as a feast”



Midland Daily News: “Our View: Bitter Medicine”



Snyder: State needs to reinvent education system



Thanks for all you do.  As always, please let me know if you have questions or comments.  


Terri Reid

Director of External Affairs

Governor Rick Snyder

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